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Gulielma M. Howland (collector), Papers, ca. 1700-1867


Ms. Coll. 1000
ca. 234 folders (13 boxes)

Box 5 : Hilles | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(11 folders)

  1. Hilles, Gulielma M. (1822-1907)
    6 ALS [no month, no year], addressed to her mother, Margaret Hilles and to her aunt, Rachel Stewardson
    topics:
    • family life and news while her mother is away

Folders 2-10. Hilles, Margaret H., 1786-1882 (9 folders)
See additional Margaret H. Hilles letters filed under "Margaret H. Smith" (before her marriage) in Box 11.

  1. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 1 of 9)
    15 ALS 1821-1823, addressed to family members (chiefly to her mother), also typed transcript of "A Philadelphia Infant School in 1827"
    topics:
    • family news and Friends activities
    • health concerns
    • daughter Gulielma
  2. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 2 of 9)
    24 ALS 1824-1827, addressed to family (chiefly to her mother, sister and husband)
    topics:
    • family news
    • death of her brother Richard M. Smith in 1826
    • daughter Gulielma
    • refers to death of her mother (1826)
  3. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 3 of 9)
    20 ALS 1828-1837, addressed to family (chiefly to her sister Rachel Stewardson)
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • health concerns
    • Hicksite controversy
    • school
    • move of the household [to Haverford School in 1833]
  4. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 4 of 9)
    6 ALS 1838-ca. 1859, addressed to family (includes letter written by son of Rachel Stewardson to his mother with note from her sister Margaret Hilles, 1838)
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • relief effort for [?] by collecting old carpets
    • children considering relocating elsewhere
    • illness and remedies
    • advice to her son not to neglect religious duties
  5. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 5 of 9)
    23 ALS [no month, no year], addressed to family (chiefly to her sister Rachel)
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • Meeting
    • health concerns
  6. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 6 of 9)
    16 ALS [no month, no year], addressed to family (chiefly to her mother)
    topics:
    • news of family
    • health concerns
    • illness of [cousin Sarah]
  7. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 7 of 9)
    15 ALS [no month, no year], addressed to family (chiefly to her mother)
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • controversy in the Society of Friends due to Elias Hicks
    • health concern
    • child rearing concerns (trying to break Gulielma's habit of sucking her thumb)
    • illness of her brother
  8. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 8 of 9)
    9 ALS [no month, no year], addressed to family (chiefly to her mother, Gulielma M. Smith)
    topics:
    • news of family (especially her child, Gulielma)
    • severe illness of cousin Sarah
    • health concerns
  9. Hilles, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (folder 9 of 9)
    11 ALS [no month, no year], addressed to family (chiefly to her husband, Samuel Hilles)
    topics:
    • news of family
    • visiting her sister (because of childbirth? illness?) and resulting homesickness
    • many references to home life and housework that needs to be done
    • illness and health
  10. Hilles, Samuel (1788-1873)
    18 ALS 18[26]-1859 and [no month, no year], addressed to family (chiefly to his wife, Margaret Hilles)
    topics:
    • family news
    • death of Richard M. Smith in 1826
    • Meeting activities and news of Friends
    • also a receipt and a portrait of Samuel Hilles

Box 6 : Ho - L | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(29 folders)

  1. Hopper, Sarah Tatum
    ALS 2 mo. 16, 1818, addressed to Margaret [H. Smith? later Hilles]
    topics:
    • expresses confidence in Margaret's ability to be a religious leader
  2. Hornor, Isaac
    Ms. on Isaac Hornor [by Charles Yarnall?]
  3. Hornor, John and Mary
    2 ms. on Hornor family genealogy
  4. Hornor, Tabitha
    ALS Handsworth, Woodhouse, [mo.] 27, 1729, addressed to Tabitha Hornor from [] Hornor
    also includes additional writing addressed to "Dear Jane" from [J. Hannah Deritt?]
    topics:
    • news of friends
    • letter religious in nature
  5. Howard, Luke
    2 ALS Tottenham, 1817 and 1818, addressed to Samuel Emlen
    topics:
    • shipping Emlen a telescope
    • news of Meeting for Sufferings
    • informs him of a number of packets to be read on Emlen's trip back to America, prepared by Howard's family and to be opened and read at various designated longitudes
  6. Howard, Mariabella Eliot
    ALS Tottenham, 6 mo. 24, 1818, addressed to Susanna Emlen
    topics:
    • friendship and farewell letter
  7. Howland, Charles W., 1817-1896
    3 ALS Albany and New Bedford, 1832 and 1839, addressed to his in-laws [Samuel Hilles]
    topics:
    • travel
    • illness and death of George Howland
    • news of family
  8. -9. Howland, Gulielma M. (1822-1907) (2 folders)
    33 ALS 1851-1859 and [no month, no year], addressed to family (her parents)
    topics:
    • family news
    • Wilburite controversy
  9. Howland, Rachel Smith
    ALS New Bedford, 7th day [no month, no year], addressed to Gulielma M. Howland
    topics:
    • sympathy letter re: death of child
    • also a photograph of Rachel Smith Howland, Wilmington, Del., 1909
  10. Howland, Susan
    2 ALS New Bedford, 1851 and 1859, addressed to Gulielma [M. Howland]; "My beloved brother and sister"
    topics:
    • news of family
  11. Hume, Sophia
    3 ALS London, 1748/9 and 1749 [also 1 undated], addressed to [Jane Hoskins]; Hannah Smith; "Dear Friend"
    topics:
    • travel to London
    • religious discussion
  12. Hyam, Anne
    3 ALS [England], 1751-1759, addressed to Jane Hoskins, "at Chester in Pennsylvania"
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • friendship
  13. Hyam, Thomas
    ALS London, 7 mo. 4, 1753, addressed to Jane Hoskins "at Chester in Pennsylvania"
    topics:
    • Yearly Meeting epistle
    • mention of Thomas Penn and wife
    • death of Samuel Bownas
  14. Jaudon, Daniel
    ALS Phila., June 5, 1816, addressed to Samuel Emlen
    topics:
    • re: child named Ellen to be placed with Deborah [Williams?] (but not as an indenture)
  15. Jones, Elizabeth
    ALS Bromely Hall, 8 mo. 8, 1755, addressed to "Dear Friend"
    topics:
    • tells news of "Dear Friend's" brother
  16. Jones, John
    ALS Phila., April 19, 1781, addressed to "Sir"
    topics:
    • medical advice (chiefly on diet to follow)
  17. Lawrence, Hannah
    2 ALS New York, 7 mo. 13 and 10 mo. 27, 1816, addressed to Samuel and Susan Emlen
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
    • death of Susan Allinson
    • illness and return from Port-au-Prince of S. Grellet
  18. Lawrence, Richard R.
    9 ALS New York, 1816-1818, addressed to Samuel Emlen
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
  19. Logan, Deborah
    2 ALS Stenton, 1814 and 1821, addressed to Susan Emlen; Peter S. Duponceau
    topics:
    • health of Susan Emlen and proposed remedy for cancer (pipsissewa)
    • thanks Duponceau for tribute to her late husband (Dr. George Logan)

Folders 21-25. Logan, James (1674-1751) (5 folders)

  1. Logan, James (1674-1751) (folder 1 of 5)
    (5 items) includes:
    ALS (Logan's copy) Phila., 5 mo. 19, 1708, addressed to William Penn
    topics:
    • advising Penn to turn the province over to the Queen
    • (printed in F.H.A. Bulletin, 7 (1916):23-26)

    ALS (rough draft) 1737, addressed to John Penn
    topics:

    • Gov. Ogle
    • end approaching of Logan's appointment

    ALS Sept. 19, [17]49, addressed to J. Kinsey
    topics:

    • sends text of codicil to his will

    Ms. copy of ALS ("Letter from my great grandfather James Logan (4 mo. 5, 1730) to his son William, then bound for Bristol for his education, transcribed from a ms. in the handwriting of his sister Sally, afterwards Norris, 6th mo. 3rd 1810, J.J.S. [John Jay Smith]")
    portrait of James Logan

  2. Logan, James (1674-1751) (folder 2 of 5)
    (2 items)
    Ms. "My voyage to Great Britain" and "Journal from London for Pensilvania designed in ye Mary Hope Galley ... "
    topics:
    • journal of James Logan's voyage to Great Britain and Spain, etc., 1709
    • journal of James Logan's voyage from London to Pennsylvania [1711?]
  3. Logan, James (1674-1751) (folder 3 of 5)
    (2 items)
    AL Phila., July 21, 1723, addressed to his brother [Dr. Wm. Logan, of Bristol, England]
    topics:
    • gives account of his family and death of youngest child Rachel
    • also poem
    • Ms. in hand of a copyist, with corrections in hand of James Logan of "Cato's Moral Distichs English'd"
  4. Logan, James (1674-1751) (folder 4 of 5)
    (6 items)
    Ms. poem titled "On reading Pope's essay on man"
    2 ms. inscribed "to Aresia" [full of advice on how to live]
    3 ms. titled "On my soul," "Occasionally ...," and "To my self"
  5. Logan, James (1674-1751) (folder 5 of 5)
    (8 items) notes in the handwriting of James Logan
  6. Logan, James, Jr.
    ALS 1750/1-1769, addressed to family
    topics:
    • arrival in Bristol
    • news of Friends
  7. Logan, Sarah (b. 1751) "Sally"
    2 ALS 4th day evening and undated [1760's? style and content suggest a young girl] addressed to Sally Smith
    topics:
    • news of family
  8. Logan, Sarah (d. ca. 1754)
    AL Phila., 12 mo. 7, 1753, addressed to "Dear Brother," (Sarah Logan to her husband's brother, Dr. William Logan of Bristol, England)
    topics:
    • thanks him for sympathy after death of her husband, James Logan
  9. Logan, William
    4 ALS Bristol, 1752-1756, addressed to Sarah Logan; nephew John Smith
    topics:
    • sympathy letter to Sarah Logan on death of James Logan, her husband and his brother
    • mention of war with Indians
    • uncertainty in England over actions of French navy

Box 7 : Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(7 folders in this box, additional folder of Margaret Hill Morris in box 8)

Letters primarily written from Burlington, N.J., are addressed to family members and are chiefly concerned with family news, health and personal matters.

  1. Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) (folder 1 of 8)
    37 ALS 1758-1779, addressed to "Billy" and to her sister (see image below)
    Scanned Image Page 1 of ALS of Margaret Hill Morris, [Philadelphia], March 23, 1779, to her sister [Hannah Moore]. In this letter, she tells of her start in business for herself as a storekeeper. Margaret also prescribes and sells medicines and treats patients. Page 2 | Page 3 (each 98k).
  2. Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) (folder 2 of 8)
    29 ALS, AL 1780-1789, addressed to her sister, cousin, son-in-law (John Smith), daughter Gulielma M. Smith
    (also ALS from [I.?] Morris, Jr. to his mother, dated Sept. 17, 1782 and ALS from John Morris, Jr. to his mother, dated Aug. 10, 1784)
  3. Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) (folder 3 of 8)
    32 ALS, AL 1792-1799, addressed to John Smith, Gulielma M. Smith, "my dear child"
    topics:
    • yellow fever epidemic of 1793, ms. note with letters reads "Letters from my dear children & others rec'd in the time of great affliction when our city was visited with a pestilential fever in the autumn of 1793 at which time it plesd the Almighty to remove my beloved son & daughter John & Abigail Morris & my truly endeard son Benja. Smith..."
  4. Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) (folder 4 of 8)
    12 ALS 1800-1811, addressed to Margaret Smith, Rachel Smith (her granddaughters, who were at Westtown School), Gulielma M. Smith
    also a printed card titled "A family letter. Margaret Morris to her grand-daughter, Margaret Morris, 1810." containing an excerpt from "the Hill family" [Germantown, 1886]
  5. Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) (folder 5 of 8)
    63 ALS, AL [no month, no year], addressed to her sister Hannah (Mrs. Samuel P. Moore), Gulielma M. Smith
    also 2 ALS from her brother-in-law, Richard Wells and some loose accounts related to their business activities as storekeepers
  6. Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) (folder 6 of 8)
    54 ALS, AL [no month, no year], addressed to her sister, daughter Gulielma M. Smith, Margaret Morris, Debby Smith, Susan [], Richard Hill, Jr.,
    also a few letters to Margaret Morris from family
  7. Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) (folder 7 of 8)
    48 ALS, AL [no month, no year], addressed to "my dear child" (Gulielma M. Smith), Margaret Morris

Box 8 : Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) (con't.) | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(1 folder [labeled "8"])
Morris, Margaret Hill (1737?-1816) Misc. business papers, ca. 1792-1817 (folder 8 of 8)
(ca. 60 items)
includes:

  • drafts of will and estate related papers of Margaret Morris (ca. 1816)
  • misc. accounts
  • letters related to estate settlements
  • accounts related to the settlement of William Morris, Jr.'s estate (1792)
  • misc. papers and accounts related to the estates of Richard Hill, Hannah Moore, Charles Moore, Richard Hill Morris

Box 9 : M - Pe | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(30 folders)

  1. Maule, Jacob
    Maule, Jane
    ALS 11 mo. 25, 1834, addressed to Samuel and Margaret Hilles
    topics:
    • expresses hope that Samuel and Margaret will be led by Divine guidance to make the right decision (relocating?)
  2. Messer, Elizabeth
    ALS Hampstead, 6 mo. 22, 1818, addressed to Susanna Emlen
    topics:
    • regrets not seeing her again before Susanna returns to America
  3. Mifflin, Warner
    ALS Kent, 5 mo. 9, 1788, addressed to Hannah Moore, Philadelphia
    topics:
    • religious sympathy letter

    also 2 TLS re: information on Warner Mifflin

  4. Moline, Elizabeth
    ALS Godalming, 5 mo. 23, 1818, addressed to Susanna Emlen
    topics:
    • friendship
  5. Moore, Charles
    2 ALS [no date], addressed to his sister [Margaret Morris]
    topics:
    • refers to settling an estate
  6. Moore, Hannah
    26 ALS 1777-1778 and [no date], addressed to her sister (chiefly to Margaret Morris?) (also a few misc. accounts of Margaret Moore)
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
  7. Moore, Milcah Martha (1740-1829)
    ALS Montgomery, 1793-1795, addressed to her sister Margaret Morris; [Gulielma Smith]
    topics:
    • sympathy letter and refers to yellow fever epidemic
    • wedding of Samuel Emlen

    also ms. "Case of Milcah Martha Hill, afterwards Moore" which relates to her disownment by Society of Friends

  8. Moore, Rachel
    5 ALS [no year], addressed to Margaret Morris
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
  9. Morris, Deborah
    4 ALS [no year], addressed to Grace Buchanan; Margaret Morris
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
  10. Morris, John (father of Wm. Morris)
    ms. copy of his will (1781)
  11. Morris, John, M.D.
    ALS, AL 1784 and [1793?], addressed to his mother; to his sister Gulielma M. Smith
    topics:
    • mentions death of Anthony Benezet and illness of George Guest
    • requests his sister's help in looking after his wife Abby as she is severely ill
  12. Morris, Margaret, Jr.
    4 ALS [Westtown School], 1807-1808, addressed to her grandmother, Margaret Hill Morris
    topics:
    • personal matters
    • requests "goody bags" from home before new rule at school goes into affect
  13. Morris, Martha Milcah
    ALS Phila., 12 mo. 26, [no year], addressed to her sister
    topics:
    • family news
  14. Morris, Mary
    ALS Deerfield, Sept. 30, 1807, addressed to her aunt [Margaret Morris]
    topics:
    • family news
  15. Morris, Mary Smith
    2 ALS Phila., [no year], addressed to her mother
    topics:
    • thanks her for gifts
  16. Morris, Richard Hill
    9 ALS 1782-1813, addressed to his mother Margaret Morris; his brother-in-law Benjamin Smith
    topics:
    • news of family
    • yellow fever epidemic of 1793
  17. Morris, Sarah
    ALS [no month, no year], addressed to Hannah Smith at Burlington
    topics:
    • friendship
  18. Morris, Susanna (1682-1755)
    Ms. "Susanna Morris's journal" ca. 29 p., (note: this journal is published in Comly, "Friends Miscellany, v. 1 (2nd ed.), p. 143 ff.)
    topics:
    • accounts of her travel as a Quaker minister
    • Ms. certificate from Wales Yearly Meeting for Susanna Morris and Elizabeth Morgan, dated 2 mo. 2,3,4, 1746 and addressed to Friends in Pennsylvania
  19. Morris, Thomas
    ALS Phila., Dec. 23, 1782, addressed to his cousin Margaret Morris
    topics:
    • wishes to finally settle estate of her father
  20. Morris, William, Jr. (d. 1766)
    25 ALS 1757-not after 1766, addressed to Margaret Hill Morris (before and after their marriage)
    topics:
    • love letters
    • news of family and friends

    also: ms. draft of a will he wrote in 1758 (before they married) leaving Margaret Hill roughly half of his estate
    ms. note "Letters to & from the beloved companion of my happy days; W. Morris, Junr. who departed this life April ye 14th, 1766 aged 30 years & 9 months - M. Morris"

  21. Morton, Margaret
    2 ALS Wilmington, 1 mo. 17, and 3 mo. 11, 1834, addressed to Margaret H. Hilles
    topics:
    • refers to death of Margaret Morton's sister
    • news of family and Friends

    also portrait of M. Morton

  22. Mott, William F.
    ALS 1 mo. 19, 1848, addressed to Joseph Bowne
    topics:
    • Monthly Meeting has set up a social committee
    • Lindly conducting a ["Free Produce Store"]
    • [Neale, Mary see Peisley, Mary]
  23. Neale, Samuel
    2 ALS 1772 and 1778, addressed to Robert Willis; "to Friends in Pennsylvania, New Jersey &c."
    topics:
    • refers to impossibility of getting to Dublin
    • death of John Woolman
    • religious letter

    also ms. "A Testimony concerning my dearly beloved and deceased wife Mary Neale who departed this life the 20th of 3rd mo. 1757"

  24. Parrish, Joseph
    Parrish, Susan
    5 ALS Phila., 1816-1819, addressed to Samuel and Susan Emlen; Sarah Sharpless
    topics:
    • news of family and friends

    also ms. titled "Part of an introductory lecture delivered by Jos. Parrish, M.D. ... 1808" [on true and false philosophy]

  25. Pease, Henry
    ALS Boston, 7 mo. 2, 1856, addressed to Samuel Hilles
    topics:
    • friendship

    also portrait of H. Pease

  26. Pease, John
    6 ALS and 1 ms. copy 1849-1857, addressed to Samuel Hilles; Henry Hinsdale
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • Meeting matters
  27. Peckover, Edmund
    ALS Wells in Norfolk, 8 mo. 8, 1744, addressed to John Smith
    topics:
    • wants to hear all the news from Philadelphia

    also ms. account of the travels and work of Peter Andrews [in England]

  28. Peisley, Mary (later Neale) (1717-1757)
    2 ALS 5 mo. 18, 1756 and Phila., 12 mo. 13, [no year], addressed to F. Parvin; "Dear Friend"
    topics:
    • religious discussion
  29. Pemberton, James
    2 ALS Phila., 3 mo. 28, 1771, addressed to William Dillwyn; Hannah Smith
    topics:
    • sympathy letters on the death of John Smith
  30. Pemberton, John
    ALS Phila., 2 mo. 16, 1757, addressed to his "cousin John"
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends

Box 10 : Ph - Smith, James | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(25 folders)

  1. Physick, Philip S.
    Physick, Sally
    Physick, Susan D.
    5 ALS Phila., 1816-1818, addressed to Samuel and Susan Emlen, [England]
    topics:
    • news of family
    • health of Susan Emlen (breast tumor)
  2. Pitfield, Robert L.
    ALS Burlington, 2 mo. 12, 1815, addressed to Margaret H. Smith
    topics:
    • refuses invitation to join a certain society, organized with a view to the improvement of its members in the science of correct reading
    • religious discussion
    • encloses poem he has written
  3. Pleasants, Mary
    ALS Phila., 8 mo. 29, 1770, addressed to her cousin, John Smith
    topics:
    • family
  4. Price, William
    2 ALS London, 10 mo. 16, and Paris, 11 mo. 24, 1816, addressed to Samuel Emlen, England
    topics:
    • receipt of money from George Dillwyn
    • description of Paris and French people
  5. Prior, Hannah Haydock
    4 ALS Cedar Grove, 1817-1818 and New Bedford, 1819, addressed to Samuel Emlen; Margaret H. Smith
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
  6. Read, Alice
    ALS Antigua, August 12, 1749, addressed to her cousin, Mrs. Hannah Smith, Phila.
    topics:
    • friendship
  7. Reeve, Gulielma Maria (Smith)
    2 ALS Medford, N.J., 1852 and 1871, addressed to her aunt [M.M. Hilles]
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
  8. Reynolds, Mary, Jr.
    Reynolds, Mary, Sr.
    Chitton, Mary
    Forster, Josiah
    7 ALS (in 3) [England], 1752-1754, addressed to Grace Buchanan, Pennsylvania
    topics:
    • death of Mary Reynolds' parents
    • news of family and friends
  9. Ross, Thomas
    ALS York, 12 mo. 9, 1785, addressed to H. Cathrall
    topics:
    • his health (letter written a few weeks before his death)
    • news of family and friends
  10. Routh, Martha Winter (1743-1817)
    Ms. copy of ALS dated Clove, 8 mo. 13, 1796, addressed to Thomas J.
    topics:
    • includes narrative of a dream he had
    • religious discussion
  11. Rowntree, H[enry]
    ALS Spring Dale, 10 mo. 23, 1859, addressed to Margaret H. Hilles
    topics:
    • thanks her for boxes sent to him
    • his difficult financial situation
  12. Sands, David (1745-1818)
    2 ALS N. Cornwall, 1781 and Rahway, 1787, addressed to Hannah Moore, Phila.
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • friendship
  13. Savage, Thomas
    2 Ms. copies of ALS dated Clifton, 11 mo. 29, 1745/6, addressed to Richard Partridge, London
    topics:
    • tells of a "skirmish the Duke of Cumberland had with the rebels in their flight out of England towards Scotland"
  14. Scattergood, Thomas
    ALS Bush River, S.C., 2 mo. 12, 1793, addressed to John Smith, Burlington
    topics:
    • encourages him to come forward as a minister

    also 2 portraits (includes a silhouette)

  15. Sharpless, Sarah
    ALS London, 6 mo. 20, 1818, addressed to Susanna Emlen
    topics:
    • illness of Samuel Emlen
    • death of Frances Philips of Tottenham
    • news of Friends
    • Sharpless, M.

    ALS "Weston," 12 mo. 6, 1807, addressed to Gulielma M. Smith, Burlington
    topics:

    • news of family and friends
    • concern for Smith's children's spiritual welfare
  16. Smith, Albanus
    ALS Haverford College, 6 mo. 3, 1838, addressed to his aunt Rachel Stewardson, Phila.
    topics:
    • describes walk to Prospect Hill and the Gulf
    • summer activities and studies
    • Isaac Davis
  17. Smith, Benjamin
    ALS 9 mo. 7, [1793?], addressed to his mother Margaret Morris
    topics:
    • engaging help (a nurse?) [during yellow fever epidemic of 1793?]

    also ms. of expressions of Benjamin Smith who died at S. Emlen's

  18. Smith, Caroline M.
    (she was widow of Morris Smith)
    8 ALS 1825, 1839 and [no year], addressed to Gulielma M. Smith; Margaret H. Hilles; Ann Stewardson; cousin Margaret M. Smith; Margaret H. Smith [from H.H.P.?]
    topics:
    • news of family
    • last illness of R. Stewardson
    • illness of her husband Morris Smith
  19. Smith, Daniel B. (1792-1883)
    9 ALS 1816-1836, addressed to Sarah Sharpless; Rachel Smith; Samuel Hilles; Richard Mott; Margaret H. Hilles
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
    • asks Richard Mott his opinion of John Redmond and wife as superintendent and matron of the Asylum
    • re: estate of Margaret Smyth
    • religious reflections on the deaths of 2 children
  20. Smith, Deborah (1760-1822)
    11 ALS 1795 and [no year], addressed to sister [Gulielma M. Smith]; mother Margaret Morris
    topics:
    • family news
    • illness of various people
  21. Smith, Elizabeth M.
    (Elizabeth Maria Morris Smith, daughter of William H. Morris and wife of Dillwyn Smith)
    ALS [no date], addressed to her sister Gulielma
    topics:
    • includes words from their dying father to Gulielma
  22. Smith, Gulielma M. (1766-1826) (2 folders)
    (folder 1) 32 ALS 1784-1818, addressed to family (chiefly to her mother)
    (folder 2) 28 ALS, AL [no year], addressed to family (chiefly to her mother)
    topics:
    • family news
    • yellow fever epidemic of 1793
    • also a memorandum and draft of her will
  23. Smith, Hannah, Jr. (1753-1783)
    3 ALS and 1 ms. copy of ALS Burlington, 1771-1773, addressed to her brother John Smith; Grace Buchanan
    topics:
    • sends her brother paper, etc. while he is at Anthony Benezet's school in Phila. (sent there after death of their father)
    • tells Grace Buchanan how her horse fell and injured her
  24. Smith, Hannah Logan
    17 ALS 1748-1760, addressed to family (chiefly to her husband)
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • her travels to various Meetings

    also 2 ms. memorials to Hannah Smith

  25. Smith, James
    ALS 1784-1789, addressed to Grace Buchanan; William Dillwyn
    topics:
    • family news
    • how his children fared with the smallpox
    • also draft of his will

Box 11 : Smith, John - Smith, M.M. | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(15 folders)

Folders 1-4. Smith, John (1722-1771) (4 folders)

  1. Smith, John (1722-1771) (folder 1 of 4)
    7 ALS Phila. and Burlington, 1753-1757, addressed to his uncle Dr. William Logan, England
    topics:
    • business matters
    • family matters
    • estate of father Logan
    • illness and death of mother Logan 1754 (wife of James)
    • war with Indians
  2. Smith, John (1722-1771) (folder 2 of 4)
    59 ALS 1762-1769 and [no year], addressed to his son-in-law George Dillwyn
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
    • business matters
  3. Smith, John (1722-1771) (folder 3 of 4)
    3 ALS 1748-1770, addressed to Hannah Logan; son-in-law William Dillwyn
    topics:
    • religious thoughts
    • medical advice to Wm. Dillwyn

    also:
    ms. journal of travel (with Samuel Fothergill in 1754?)
    photoreproduction of silhouette

  4. Smith, John (1722-1771) (folder 4 of 4)
    11 ALS 1750-1769, addressed to family members
    topics:
    • news of family
    • illness of "Jemmy"
    • severe hot weather
  5. Smith, John (1761-1803)
    ALS 1784-1800, addressed to George Dillwyn; Grace Buchanan; wife Gulielma M. Smith; daughter Margaret H. Hilles
    topics:
    • family matters

    also ms. note written by Margaret H. Hilles which accompanies letter from her father

  6. Smith, John J.
    ALS Calcutta, March 8, 1800, addressed to his uncle William Dillwyn, London
    topics:
    • arrival and business conditions in Calcutta

Folders 7-8. Smith, J. Jay (John Jay) (1798-1881) (2 folders)

  1. Smith, J. Jay (John Jay) (1798-1881) (folder 1 of 2)
    10 ALS 1811-1832, addressed to family members
    topics:
    • family

    also 2 portraits

  2. Smith, J. John (John Jay) (1798-1881) (folder 2 of 2)
    7 ALS Phila., 1827-1833, addressed to his sister Margaret H. Hilles
    topics:
    • news of family
    • publishing business

Folders 9-14. Smith, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (later Hilles) (6 folders)
See additional letters of Margaret H. Smith filed under "Margaret H. Hilles" (married name) in Box 5.

  1. Smith, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (later Hilles) (folder 1 of 6)
    17 ALS 1799-1821, addressed to family (chiefly to her parents John and Gulielma M. Smith)
    topics:
    • letters written home while at Westtown School
    • family
  2. Smith, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (later Hilles) (folder 2 of 6)
    16 ALS, AL 1810-1818, addressed to family members (chiefly to her brothers, Morris Smith, John Jay Smith)
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends

    also certificate (1817) stating that MHS has contributed to the Asylum for the relief of persons deprived of their reason, signed by George Vaux

  3. Smith, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (later Hilles) (folder 3 of 6)
    13 ALS 1808-1821, addressed to Sarah Sharpless
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • her work for the Institution for Deaf and Dumb
  4. Smith, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (later Hilles) (folder 4 of 6)
    11 ALS 1816-1821, addressed to Sarah Sharpless
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • death of Hannah Moore (widow of Dr. Charles Moore)
    • death of her grandmother Margaret Morris and discovery of her journal
  5. Smith, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (later Hilles) (folder 5 of 6)
    12 ALS 1811-1818, addressed to her sister Rachel Smith (later Stewardson); Sarah Sharpless
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • going through her grandmother's papers and discovery of her journal
    • illness of Aunt Moore
  6. Smith, Margaret H. (1786-1882) (later Hilles) (folder 6 of 6)
    7 ALS 1814 and [no year], addressed to her cousin, Daniel B. Smith, Phila.
    topics:
    • news of family
    • books
  7. Smith, Margaret Morris (d. 1855)
    3 ALS [no year], addressed to Gulielma M. Smith; Margaret H. Hilles; Rachel Stewardson
    topics:
    • illness of her grandmother
    • Monthly Meeting
    • separations at various Meetings
    • news of family and Friends

    also an envelope containing invitation, ALS of MMS to Margaret H. Hilles written shortly before her death, newspaper clippings of obituary of MMS

Box 12 : Smith, Morris - St | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(13 folders)

Folders 1-3. Smith, Morris (1801-1832) (3 folders)

  1. Smith, Morris (1801-1832) (folder 1 of 3)
    15 ALS 1819-1828, addressed to his mother Gulielma M. Smith; sister Margaret H. Smith
    topics:
    • tells of his travels in U.S. and Canada
  2. Smith, Morris (1801-1832) (folder 2 of 3)
    15 ALS 1819-1826, addressed to his sister Margaret H. Smith (later Hilles); his mother Gulielma M. Smith; sister Rachel Smith
    topics:
    • tells of his travels in southern U.S.
    • death of a brother (Richard Morris Smith?)
  3. Smith, Morris (1801-1832) (folder 3 of 3)
    notebook "Memoranda written by Margaret H. Hilles relating to the illness and death of her brother Morris Smith"
    notebook "Account of the last sickness and death of Morris Smith (1801-1832) written by his sister, Margaret H. Hilles"
  4. Smith, Rachel (1792-1839) (later Stewardson)
    24 ALS 1810-1825, addressed to her sister; Sarah Sharpless; Susan Emlen; sister Margaret H. Hilles; brothers John and Morris Smith; mother Gulielma M. Smith
    topics:
    • letters written to her brothers while they were at Westtown School
    • news of family and friends
    • explosion at Dupont powder mill (1818)

    also ms. copy of Wm. Allinson's account as guardian for Rachel, John and Morris Smith

  5. Smith, Rachel C.
    ALS West Hill, 1 mo. 29, 1833, addressed to her aunt Margaret H. Hilles
    topics:
    • daughter born to Maria Reeve
  6. Smith, Rachel Pearsall
    5 ALS 1825-1831, addressed to her mother-in-law Gulielma M. Smith; sister-in-law Margaret H. Hilles
    topics:
    • news of family
    • account of a fire in Loganian library in Phila. (her husband, John Jay Smith was librarian)
  7. Smith, Richard M. (1788-1826)
    12 ALS 1816-1825, addressed to his mother Gulielma M. Smith; his sister Margaret H. Hilles; cousin Samuel Emlen
    topics:
    • news of family and friends

    also:
    photoreproduction of "A pedigree of Richard M. Smith";
    advertisement for public vendue of goods of Richard S. Smith (1796); ms. of sale conditions for woodlots, 1815

  8. Smith, Richard Morris and others
    Deed to Gulielma M. Smith, 1822 [recorded]
  9. Smith, Sarah Logan
    4 ALS 1763 and [no year], addressed to Grace Buchanan; her father John Smith
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
  10. Smith, Susanna R.
    2 ALS [ca. 1811] and 1818, addressed to her husband's brothers John and Morris Smith (she was wife of Richard Morris Smith); Susanna Emlen
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
    • value of education
  11. Stacey, Mary
    Stacey, Rachel
    2 ALS Tottenham, 1816 and 1817, addressed to Susanna Emlen
    topics:
    • illness of Susanna Emlen and medical advice
    • finding a cook
  12. Stanton, Daniel
    Ms. rough copy of a certificate prepared for Daniel Stanton by the Men's Meeting in Philadelphia, addressed to Friends in Barbados, Great Britain and elsewhere, 4 mo. 24, 1748
  13. Stewardson, Rachel (1792-1839)
    12 ALS 1826-1839 and [no year], addressed to her brother; her sister Margaret H. Hilles; son (Thomas?);
    topics:
    • news of family and friends

    also ms. of deathbed prayer of Rachel Stewardson

Box 13 : T - Y | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13

(19 folders)

  1. Tatum, John W.
    ALS Oakland, 11 mo. 2, 1834, addressed to Samuel Hilles
    topics:
    • states that it is 7 years since Monthly Meeting Separation
    • news of Friends
  2. Thomas, Evan
    ALS Baltimore, 10 mo. 17, 1808, addressed to S. Dillwyn
    topics:
    • refers to researching genealogy of Hill family
  3. Thornton, James
    ALS Byberry, 5 mo. 15, 1786, addressed to Margaret Morris, Phila.
    topics:
    • refers to something that needs to be settled between MM and an unnamed party (she is to meet with Joseph Potts)
  4. Trotter, Ann
    ALS 4 mo. 24, [no year], addressed to Samuel Hilles
    topics:
    • asks him to write a contribution in her album
  5. Vaux, Roberts
    3 ALS Phila., 1816-1818, addressed to Samuel Emlen, London; (also typed transcript of 1818 letter)
    topics:
    • news of family and Friends
    • refers to writing a life of Anthony Benezet
    • business depression
    • refers to Benjamin West painting "Christ healing the sick" at the Pennsylvania Hospital
    • cleaning chimneys with a machine instead of boys

    also portrait of RV

  6. Walker, Robert
    Ms. "The following expressions were dropt by our truly valuable friend Robert Walker of Guildersom near Leeds in Yorkshire at the Monthly Meeting held at Brighouse the 26th of 10th Month 1781"
  7. Wells, Mary
    ALS Cottness, October 20, 1757, addressed to [] [letter stained and faint]
    topics:
    • Richard Wells

Folders 8-9. Wells, Richard (1734-1801) (2 folders)

  1. Wells, Richard (1734-1801) (folder 1 of 2)
    43 ALS [chiefly from Phila.], 1755-1793, addressed chiefly to his sister-in-law Margaret Morris; William Morris, Jr.
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
    • can no longer keep son of Sally Johnson ["Jem"] as he behaves very badly
    • yellow fever epidemic of 1793

    also:
    ALS from Gid Hill Wells (son of Richard Wells) to his aunt Margaret Morris dated Oct. 3, 1798 re: estate of [William Morris]
    Ms. copy of letter to Richard Wells from his sister-in-law Margaret Morris, [no year]

  2. Wells, Richard (1734-1801) (folder 2 of 2)
    ca. 40 ALS [chiefly from Phila.] 1768-1796, addressed to his sister-in-law Margaret Morris; brother-in-law Henry Hill
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
    • references to Revolutionary War

    also numerous loose accounts and receipts [many for store goods]

  3. Wheeler, Daniel
    2 ALS 1839 and [no year], addressed to Samuel Hilles
    topics:
    • friendship
    • attending Meetings

    also:
    poem
    portraits (gifts of Wm. L. Baily, 1943; Eleanor Taber, 1951; William Bacon Evans, 1949)
    illustrations of his residence (gifts of Eleanor Taber, 1951; Wm. L. Baily, 1943; Friends Historical Association, 1950)

  4. Wilkinson, Elizabeth
    4 ALS 1762-1763, addressed to Sally Smith; Grace Buchanan
    topics:
    • friendship
    • travel by water
    • advice to a young person
  5. Willis, Robert
    ALS Rahway, 7 mo. 16, 1790, addressed to John Cox, Burlington
    topics:
    • Meetings attended
    • religious discussion
    • ill health of Phebe Shotwell
  6. Wistar, Thomas (1764-1851)
    3 ALS Phila., 1817-1818, addressed to Samuel Emlen, London
    topics:
    • news of family and friends
    • concern over Susan Emlen's health
    • Indian Committee and related Meeting business
    • asks SE to secure opinion of Dr. Jenner on new smallpox preventative

    also:
    ALS from Mary Wistar to Margaret H. Hilles, dated Phila., 1837 re: concern over health of Samuel Emlen
    broadside "Message from his Excellency the Governor" [Daniel D. Tompkins] re: abolishment of slavery in N.Y.

  7. Worsam, Henritta [sic] Constantia
    ALS Barbados, Oct. 3, 1767, addressed to "Dear Madam"
    topics:
    • final illness and death of HCW's mother
  8. Yarnall, Charles
    ALS Netherwood, 7 mo. 8, [no year], addressed to Samuel Hilles
    topics:
    • invitation to attend commencement at Haverford and sign diplomas
  9. Miscellaneous
    (10 items) Misc. mss. includes extracts, ms. and printed copies of letters, account of a dream
  10. -19. Poetry
    (3 folders) includes ms. and printed poems, mostly religious and/or tributes to deceased persons; also ms. copy of letter

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